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Turner to launch OTT sports after securing Champions League rights

Turner is to launch a new standalone premium sports streaming service in the US after acquiring European Champions League and Europa League football rights for the three seasons from 2018. The OTT sports service will launch next year, with European football as a key element in its offering. Under the terms of its multi-year agreement […]

Subscription revenues and Wonder Woman raise Time Warner

Strong international revenues at Turner helped boost Time Warner’s second quarter results, along with the success of Warner Bros movie Wonder Woman, but operating income dipped by 8% due to declines at both Turner and the Warner Bros film unit, offset by improved operating income from HBO. Turner revenues grew by 3% to US$3.1 billion […]

Cartoon Network Premium SVOD service to launch on Portugal’s Meo

Altice-owned Portuguese service provider PT Telecom/Meo has launched new subscription video-on-demand service from Turner, Cartoon Network Premium, on its TV service. The deal makes Meo the exclusive distributor of the service in the country. Cartoon Network Premium will offer over 100 episodes of popular Cartoon Network series including Teen Titan Go!, O Incrível Mundo de […]

Cartoon Network on Yahlive

Middle Eastern satellite platform Yahlive is to broadcast Cartoon Network Arabic on its Middle East and North Africa beam. The new deal extends Yahlive’s long-term partnership with Turner Broadcasting Systems beyond the CNN flagship news channel, which has been with Yahlive since 2014. Thanks to the deal, viewers across the MENA region will be able […]

Turner EMEA names McDonough replacement

Turner EMEA has promoted Pierre Branco to succeed Ian McDonough as head of its Northern Europe business. Branco will relocate from Paris to London to become senior VP of Northern Europe, reporting to Turner EMEA president Giorgio Stock. Former BBC Worldwide exec McDonough exited in April after helming negotiations on a significant deal with UK […]

Filmstruck launches on Roku

Filmstruck, the Turner-owned SVOD dedicated to arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, has launched on Roku devices in the US. The launch comes after Filmstruck added Chromecast support in February, with launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One due to follow “soon”. The service is already available via the browser, on iOS and Android devices, […]

Toonami headed for African pay TV

Turner is launching superhero-focused kids channel Toonami on African pay TV platform Kwesé TV. As of June 1, the network will launch in Kwesé’s English-language markets outside South Africa. The network focuses on superhero cartoons, featuring popular DC Universe characters such as Batman, Superman, The Green Lantern, plus the Ben 10 and Thundercats franchises. Toonami’s […]

Turner, Astro ink Warner TV partnership

The Asian division of Turner and Malaysian pay TV giant Astro have agreed a joint venture that will see them join forces on programming for the Warner TV channel and the wider international market. The deal also secures carriage of Warner TV on the Astro pay TV service and its OTT offshoot, Tribe. Astro and […]

Turner taps TiVo as EMEA metadata partner

Turner has selected TiVo as its metadata distribution partner for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Under the terms of the deal, Turner will use TiVo’s new Studio, Broadcast and Network Metadata Packages to manage electronic programme guide data and distribution for its 44 EMEA channels. “Today’s consumers demand a fully connected entertainment experience […]

Turner taps Nick for Boomerang SVOD chief

Turner has poached Sundance Feniger from Nickelodeon to run its new Boomerang subscription VOD service. He has been named VP and general manager of the service, which is a joint venture between Turner and stablemate Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. The role will see him lead the overall Boomerang streaming business and partner with Korean […]